Coach Galen

the coaching practice of Galen Hiestand

Who Will Know What Next?

“Dear God, between Jewel Foods, Sam’s Club, Aldi, and Costco they know practically everything Carol and I eat and how often we eat it. Our public, personal, and private lives hold few secrets.

Amazon remembers not just what we buy, but what we’ve considered buying. Facebook knows more about our friends than we do. Our phone provider knows who we talk to, who talks to our friends, and who their friends talk to. Quicken knows what we make, how we spend our money, what our savings are and who we give donations to. The medical profession knows us inside and out: Drs. A…, F…, M…, P…, S…, W…, Z…, have made sure of that regarding me. My Internet company knows what I like to watch and/or listen to, what my political preferences are, and my choices regarding the arts.

In light of the above, there seems little that is not known about me/us. But only You know us completely. You understand who I am and what my passions are.  To You it is no mystery how I feel toward others, how I love my wife, my kids, and my grandkids. You know even the secrets of my heart.

Your awareness, knowledge, understanding, comprehension, and discernment of each human: man, woman, child, and infant are unfathomable. No information system in this world can be compared to Your omniscience. No data crunching programs can measure up to Your Divine Wisdom. No self-indulgent entertainment can satisfy longings as can Your Amazing Loving Care for us.

Whether we like it or not, we cannot hide much from this world in which we live, and we sure can’t hide anything from You. What is also true is that You know everything about us, and find us worthy of being loved by You, even knowing our faults, sins and failures.

Thank You, God, for giving us significance, value, identity, and personhood. Thank You for remembering us. Now help us, and each one who reads this prayer, to know You personally, intimately, and freely, even as we are known (by You). In the name of Your Son Jesus, Amen.”

One response to “Who Will Know What Next?”

  1. g hiestand says:

    Thankful God is trustworthy.

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